Bill By NJ Senators Would Require Contaminating Industries To Pay For Cleanup Of Superfunds

Bill By NJ Senators Would Require Contaminating Industries To Pay For Cleanup Of Superfunds

CBS New York


New Jersey’s U.S. senators say they’re introducing legislation that would again force industriesresponsible for contamination to pay for the cleanup at those sites.

New Jersey has about 114 superfund sites, and 50 percent of residents live within 3 miles of one, WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported. That percentage is higher than any other state in the nation, according to Sen. Bob Menendez, who says the problem is that the cost for cleanup is often falling on the taxpayers.

“It just seems to me fundamentally wrong,” Menendez said during Monday’s announcement at a groundwater contamination site in Garfield where cleanup was never completed.

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